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What Is The Best Treatment For Pain On Urination
Depends: Usually an uncomplicated bladder infection is easily treated with a short course of antibiotics. For long term pain, you really need an exam to screen for scarring, polyps, or resistant infections. It's usually a quick visit. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can be added short term to numb your bladder until your infection is treated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Painful urination is the high end of urethral discomfort at voiding, which may result from UTI, STD-related urethritis, stone passage, aftereffect of transurethral procedures, but with widely variable expression & intensity reflecting personal tolerance & coping ability. So, interpreting it with ...Read more
Yes: Antibiotics and analgesics/anti-inflmmatory medications are the mainstay of treatment initially for prostatitis and bladder infections. If caught and treated early, the cure rate is very high. If left untreated for a prolonged period of time, it can progress to chroinc prostatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloody urine with some clots, painful urination. All went away after treatment on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Lab report not in. Is this likely UTI or bladder cancer?
Could Be/not always: Bleeding and pain with urination, called hematuria and dysuria, are symptoms commonly associated with urinary tract infection/uti but not always uti. It is best to have this checked by doctor with a urinalysis and possibly a urine culture and sensitivity. Infection left untreated can get worse and possibly spread to the kidneys and sometimes bloodstream in severe cases so evaluation is important. ...Read more
Many things: A number of things can cause painful urination. A bladder infection, interstitial cystitis, a vaginal infection, or atrophic vaginitis can all cause painful urination. An evaluation typically begins with a history of the problem, a physical exam and a simple urinalysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI: Painful urination is most often due to a bladder infection. Sometimes a urethral infection from a sexually transmitted disease is also a cause. Start with a urine test, and if it is consistent with a UTI then antibiotics will resolve it. If you have any vaginal discharge then you should also have tests for stds. ...Read more
Pain on Urination: We do see bladder infections in children. More common in young girls than boys. Boys will sometimes have a valve that prevents the bladder from emptying fully. Any irritation to the bladder wall can cause pain on urination. Sometimes it difficult to tell if they are irritated by urinating or if it is something else is going on in the general area. Time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Often but not always associated with an infection; can be bladder, kidney, vagina, prostate, testicular or limited to the urethra. Some std's can cause this as well as trauma, sexual activity and even vigorous athletics. A few drugs and herbs can cause urinary discomfort, and rarely obstruction. If associated with blood, foul odor or air passage, or if persisturgent medical evaluation is advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate concern: While even a "mild" urinary tract infection can have severe symptoms, there are many potential causes of infection, including usual and unusual bacteria, yeast, stds, and even other organisms. While many resolve on their own, depending upon associated medical conditions, sexual activity, age, immune status, medication use, and other factors, each case should be evaluated if it persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful Urination: If you have pain with urination, that is intermittent, you may have ingested an irritant, or had irregular sexual contact. If you have pain that is consistent, you may have inflammation of the bladder, and infection, or other source of irritation. You should be check for these. If you see blood, or the pain is severe, be seen in the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urinary tract infxn: The most common cause of pain with urination is a bladder infection (uti). Sometimes a woman could have a vaginal yeast infection that could also cause some pain or burning or itching. Passing a kidney stone usually causes pretty continuous pain, more in the back, and not just with urination. You should see your pcp for a urine test and possible antibiotics. ...Read more
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